Detailed: Former UPDF Spokesman Shaban Bantariza Is Dead


Former spokesperson of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces Col Shaban Bantariza has died.

Bantariza passed away last night at Mulago Hospital according to the army Deputy Spokesperson Lt Col Deo Akiiki.

He was aged 57.

Akiiki says the former army mouthpiece had been admitted at the national referral hospital for three days.

“Unfortunately last night at 2am he breathed his last,” he said.

“He had been sickly for a few weeks, and he was rushed to Mulago. He was placed in the Intensive Care Unit and yesterday he slipped into comma and couldn’t make it”

Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo said the deceased had been admitted at Mulago with Hypertension.


At the time of his passing, Shaban was serving as the Deputy Government Spokesperson.

He previously served among others as the head of the National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi.

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